Happy Sunday All,
This week I’m afraid I’m a little under the weather to say the least. It’s late in the day and only now do I have the energy to put ‘fingers to keyboard’ so to speak. As I coughed and spluttered my way through the day I felt a moment of tremendous guilt as I hadn’t yet managed to write this weeks post.
This got me thinking about self-care
Self care means those individual choices we make about our lifestyle choices, on a daily basis that contribute to our long-term health and well-being. So choosing to brush your teeth daily or shower, to exercising or taking proper medicines when we are ill are all examples of self-care.
It is imperative that we take care of ourselves, especially if we have others that rely on us in some way or are dependent on us for their physical well-being, livelihood or other aspect of their life that they need us to supply for them.
It’s vital, no imperative that we allow ourselves the privilege of caring for ourselves first and before all else, especially at times when we are under the weather, otherwise what energy will we retain in order to look after those others if we don’t?
It’s been a challenging place to be in today as it brought up many feelings:
Guilt… because I felt I wasn’t upholding my promise to myself and to you to post weekly.
Fear… that those of you expecting communication for me would be disappointed and therefore abandon my writing in the future.
My ego took a bashing too as I realised:
- I’m not invincible,
- I’m fragile,
- I’m like any other and can suffer weakness & feel vulnerable and
Most controversial for me;
- I need support at times too.
In the spirit of self-care and after much soul-searching I decided I needed to rest and care for me today and not use my mental, emotional and physical energies writing and sharing today.
So, dear friends. This is as much as I can muster today, but I urge you surrender.
When the need for self-care arises please be kind to yourself because if you don’t who else will care for you enough so you can continue to be the magnificent being you are?
Blissings & Much love
So, for today and the week beyond, all I can say is:
TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF YOURSELVES
and I will hopefully be back fighting fit agin next week.